We believe women should understand their healthcare options and be empowered to make decisions that meet their own needs.
At OMG we offer convenient access to personalized healthcare. Our team is anchored by a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist who performs advanced surgery. OMG’s Certified Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners provide obstetric and gynecological care to women of every age, including writing prescriptions and ordering tests such as mammograms. Our patients can opt to see a physician, midwife or nurse practitioner at any time. We’re on staff at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and the Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Natural Birth Center.
Patient visits at OMG are timed to be longer than is typical, enabling our patients to develop a deeper, more personal relationship with our providers. Our team members collaborate on every case to assure that care is consistent and represents the best practices.
Your Birth, Your Way
We view childbirth as a normal process, and support every woman’s choice of medicated or unmedicated birth. We also recognize that sometimes, things go other than planned. We support families to make the choices right for them and their situation. Currently the majority of our deliveries are at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. With the opening of the Accredited Natural Birth Center at Adventist La Grange Hospital in 2013, patients have another option tailored to unmedicated, natural birth. We offer support for Multiples, VBACs as well as Waterbirth for our patients seeking these options. Our Cesarean sections are performed in a gentle, family centered way. Midwives attend both low risk and higher risk births with a physician in collaboration. Patients may also choose to see a physician alone.
Why Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)?
A CNM is a registered nurse with a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university and who has passed a national board certification exam. They are considered “Advanced Practice Nurses” and are legally recognized nationwide. Our midwives are considered “full-scope” in that they can care for a woman throughout the span of her life, offering both gynecological and obstetrical care.
Midwives believe that pregnancy and birth are normal events, typically occurring without major medical complications. Midwives seek to actively engage women to play a dynamic role in their own care, emphasizing preventive medicine and holistic healthcare. Interventions around childbirth are used judiciously. Nurse-midwives always work in collaboration with OB-GYN physicians in case a woman or baby develops a complication beyond the midwife’s expertise. At OMGWH, our midwives work in the same office as their collaborating physician, which means our patients never lose their midwife! Some of the benefits of nurse midwifery care are:
• Women are 50 percent less likely to require a cesarean section
• Equal or better outcomes for women and babies compared to traditional care
• More likely to deliver vaginally after a cesarean section
• Decreased incidence of low-birth-weight babies
• 33 percent lower risk of infant death in the first month of life